Best 10 Popular 3D Animation Movies of India

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Big budget, star studded, exotic locations with an extra spicy tadka of family drama is what used to define the Indian film industry. But this concept has failed to capture the attention of Indian audience from the last few years.

As a result, filmmakers are trying to experiment with something new which looks more ‘realistic’ to the audience and they have gone beyond and produced some exceptionally talented movies like Queen, Mom, Pink, Badhai ho, Shubh Mangal Jyada Savdhan, Article 15 and many more.

While these are something which revolves around the mundane issues of our life, Filmmakers have never stepped back and also introduced  the audience with films that are filled with all the latest things like heavy VFX, animation and much more.

Animation & Indian Cinema

Two days back I was having a conversation with one of my mentors and while I was busy praising the VFX of Game of Thrones series, he suddenly asked me a question leaving me in an all shocked state.

‘Are you a diehard fan of American drama series “Game of Thrones” ?, he asked

‘Yes, Obviously! I have watched the entire series and you know, about the last season that dropped last year, it was so exciting!’  I answered just like an excited kid.

Smiling to my excitement, he said, ‘But do you know? The dragons of Essos featured in the drama series were actually created in Goregaon, Mumbai.’

And it was indeed a kind of eye opening moment!

Not many people would be aware of the scarcely known fact – Several global companies of entertainment/animated movies such as Walt Disney, Warner Brothers and Sony outsource their movies animation characters and special effects to Indian organizations for their low-cost, high-quality software engineers.

While people are doing well in the animation industry in India, We are still left with the fact that animation is a struggling industry in India which still hasn’t got the much required attention and appreciation from all of us.

The Facts

Bollywood is considered as a domain all about romantic and comedy movies and something which hasn’t become popular yet is the animated movies.

There’s a notion prevailing in the mind of people that animated movies are only meant for the younger generation but the fact is that animation has stored something for every generation.

Something which is less in number does not, in any way,  suggest that the thing doesn’t exist in the first place. Though we have a limited number of animation movies but we do have and they are really good.

As per report from FICCI KPMG “In the year 2016, only the animation industry produced Rs 15 billion and it is expected to reach Rs 23 billion by the year 2022”. Also, animation amenities for digital advertising is likely to reach CAGR of more than 24 % for the same period.

And as of the watcher’s curiosity, animation holds the latent to grow into one of the most needed avenues for entertaining and storytelling in India.

There are top animation institutes in Delhi which provide training in animation and filmmaking. These trainings focus on creative design and latest technology and ensure that students get a unique opportunity to step into the world of animation film-making, toon characters design, and generate visual effects (VFX). 

The Most Acclaimed Animated movies of Indian Cinema

As we glanced into the beautiful world of short and full-length animated films in India, we discovered a whole new realm of Indian treasures.

When Indian cinema started experimenting in the field of animation, they chose mythical tales as their subject. The main purpose of choosing that theme was that people can easily connect with the animated movies.

From mythical tales retold, to social messaging via animation – the list of below 10 Indian animated films are some of the best range of brilliant creations.

Go through the below list and choose which one you are going to watch on the weekend as there’s something for everyone.

List of Some Popular 3D Animation Movies in India

The list is having top 15 Indian animated movies.

1. Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya (2013)

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya

The list has to begin with one of the best animated movies of Indian Cinema. And here is Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya which is among the best Indian animation classic drama movies directed by Shilpa Ranade. It is adopted from the globally known director Satyajit Ray’s film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969)”

This movie, starring Manish Bhawan, Shailendra Pande, and Rajeev Raj revolves around two musicians who are busy with their own adventures. It perfectly captures the heart of Indian culture. The brilliant execution of the story has made this film receive appreciation from all over the world.

It was initially screened at Toronto back in 2013 and then in 2014 it was released for Indian audiences.

The movie has successfully bagged 4 national & international awards.

Watch the Trailer here:

2. Arjun: The Warrior Prince (2012)

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Arjun the Warrior

Next in the list is a 2D animated film popularly known as Arjun: The Warrior Prince. Arnab Chaudhuri is the man behind the direction of this move. The production work is done by Walt Disney Pictures and UTV Motion Pictures. It was released in 2012.

The incidents of the movie are based on the great epic tale of ‘Mahabharata’ and revolves around the life of third Pandava, Arjun. The movie depicts how the life journey of Arjun was full of action and adventures.

It has also bagged ‘FICCI BAF Awards’ in the year 2013 under Best Indian Animated Feature Film [Theatrical Release] category.”

Watch the trailer here :

3. Delhi Safari(2012)

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Delhi Safari

Delhi Safari is a bilingual comedy film directed by Nikhil Advani. It is a 3D animation movie initially released in Annecy in 2012 and later in the same year, in October it was released in India.

It also won National Award for Best Animation Film in the same year. It was a combination of fun and entertainment with little bit fight sequences.

The movie is full of fun and entertainment and brilliantly portrayed the strength of unity in the form of animated characters fought together for saving their forest being razed by the villains of the movie.

Some of the known personalities who gave their voices in this movie are: Sunil Shetty, Govinda, Akshaye Khanna, Urmila Matondkar, and Boman Irani

Watch the trailer here:

4. Chaar Sahibzaade

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Charr Sahibzaade

It is a Punjabi 3D animation movie directed by Harry Baweja and released in the year 2014.

The film superiorly handles the historical values and emotions. The story of the movie is centered on the bravery and scarifications 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh’s four sons, namely Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Fateh Singh, Zorawar Singh, and Jujhar Singh.

The film sequences were narrated by Om Puri, Harman Baweja and many more. It was also released in Hindi & English Language.

Watch the official trailer here:

5. Kochadaiiyaan (2014)

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Kochadaiiyan

With this film, Indian animation industry saw the emergence of a new era of animation.

It is a Tamil historical fiction film that came in 2014 and was directed by Soundarya R. Ashwin. Superstars Rajnikanth, Amitabh Bachchan were the Hindi narrators, Deepika Padukone and Shobana were the female leads.

The music was given by A.R. Rahman. It is also said to be India’s first in which characters of the movie portrayed the similar looks of their associated actors who gave their voices. We call these kinds of movies photorealistic motion capture film.

It came in five additional languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Punjabi and become one of the most successful Indian animation films with a good international box office record of ₹101 crores.

Watch the official trailer here:

6. Roadside Romeo (2008)

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Roadside Romeo

The National Film Award for Best Animation Film winner “Roadside Romeo” was released in the year 2008. It was India’s first 3D computer-animated romantic musical comedy film produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Raj Films. It’s story was written by Jugal Hansraj who also worked as its director.

Watch the official trailer here:

7. Koochie Koochie Hota Hai

It is a computer-animated Bollywood movie came in the year 2017. It was directed by Tarun Mansukhani and co-produced by Dharma Productions along with Prana Studios and made on the 10th year anniversary of “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. The voice over for characters was given by Bollywood celebrities like Sanjay Dutt, KajolShahrukhKhanRani Mukherjee etc.

8. Hanuman (2005)

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Hanuman

It was the beginning of Indian animation industry. This 2D animated movie was India’s first full-length animated movie directed by VG Samant.

Well-known actor Mukesh khanna, was the narrator of this movie. It was considered as a hit at box office as it has recorded a collection of Rs. 8.18 crores.

The movie presents the life of Hanuman and was one of the favourite movies of young generations.

Watch the trailer here:

This movie is an Indian animation historical movie released in 2013. It depicted Hindu Mythology Mahabharat and famous star cast voices like Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya BalanSunny DeolAjay DevgunAnil Kapoor and many more were chosen for the characters.

9. Mahabharat 3D

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Mahabharat 3D

Amaan khan’s Mahabharat was a brilliant depiction of Indian mythology.

This movie is an Indian animation historical movie released in 2013. It depicted Hindu Mythology Mahabharat and famous star cast voices like Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Sunny Deol, Ajay Devgun, Anil Kapoor and many more were chosen for the characters.

This movie was having a bouquet of film stars with the budget of 50crore.

Watch the trailer here:

10. Ramayana : The Epic (2010) 

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Ramayana The Epic

List would be incomplete without Chetan Desai’s Ramayan.

It was released by Warner Bros in the year 2010 was from Maya Digital Media. This movie revolves around the story of ancient Hindu epic poem Ramayana. It was the first animated version of Ramayana which was made and collected 1.45 crores at the Box Office.

Watch the trailer here:

11. Toonpur Ka Superhero

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Toonpur Ka Supehero

It is a 3D animation movie released in the year 2010. The movie revolved around a kidnapping plot, where a real-life hero was kidnaped and asked to portray as the real hero of Toonpur.

Famous Bollywood personalities like Tanuja, Ajay Devgun, Sanjai Mishra, Kajol and many more gave their voices for the movies

Watch the trailer here :

12. Jumbo 

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Jumbo

Another beautiful animation movie which got released in 2008. It features the voices of famous Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Gulshan Gover, Dimple Kapadia, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani and many more.

It was an official remake of thai movie “Khan Kluay”. Jumbo’s character was a young elephant whose journey’s objective was to find his father.

Watch the trailer here :

13. Bal Ganesh(2007 )

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Bal Ganesha

This computer animated movie was released in the year 2007. It was made using 3D like 2D sketches. It was composed of adventures of childhood stories of Hindu God Ganesh. It was a Shemaroo Entertainment film. This was one of my children’s favorites. It was a great colorful movie filled with beautiful music and action.

Watch the trailer here:

14. Dashavatar (2008)

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Dashavatar

Similar to several other movies, this movie is also based on the ancient Hindu Mythology. This movie brings the life reality of Lord Vishnu.

The eternal value of good always triumph over evil marks the main plot of the movie.

The movie depicts how for every evil, there’s a good person waiting to destroy that. It captures the ten incarnations of lord Vishnu who took birth whenever there was evil crossing its limits .

The movie was equally liked by parents and children.

Watch the trailer here:

15. Ghatothkach (2008)

Best 3D Animation Movies in India - Ghatothkach

Written and directed by Singeetam Srinivasa rao, this one also takes the plotline from hindu mythology. The movie depicts the character of Ghatotkacha, son of Bhima and Hidimba. This was one of the favourite movies of kids because of its unforgettable jingle, ‘Main hoon Ghatothkach, main duniya me sabse nirala’

Watch the trailer here:

Author’s Note:

Above list of animation movies are some of our favorites. Share with us if you like any other Indian 3D animation movie which has inspired you to opt for a career in the animation industry.

The animation industry is certainly progressing in India. It has perceived extraordinary growth rates in recent times. Over the previous decade, it has realized that many of the global studios have entered into India’s animation talent pool.

If you want to pursue your career in this field, then you need to join a good animation institute for best 3D animation courses where you can learn from the basics to advanced level concepts and implement them practically with the help of latest animation software.

Join one of the professional animation institutes which not only provide you the right skill set but also give you industry relevant valuable certifications. We are the foremost and premier institute that provides animation, vfx and many other technical courses.

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